I’ll never forget how last year I walked past Shins frontman James Mercer in the Lollapalooza media tent and my heart skipped multiple beats. It was one of the craziest moments of my life. I couldn’t even get my phone out in time to snap a couple of quick pictures before he and his entourage [...]
In the spirit of this election, we here on WPGU’s Music Staff are each profiling the best bands of the past four years. Which is the best? That’s for you to decide. Let us know in the comments or on our facebook! Candidate 1: Jack White Jack White has just dominated the modern rock industry for the [...]
Tomorrow the Starbucks’ Label is putting out a Holiday (mostly Christmas) music compilation called Holidays Rule featuring artists like fun., The Civil Wars and The Shins. The Shins recently put out their track from the album. The track , a Paul McCartney cover is called “Wonderful Christmastime”. You can check it out on Stereogum along with [...]
If you are looking for another reason to look forward to Thanksgiving, WPGU has you covered. After you’ve eaten your turkey and stuffing, find a local record store on Black Friday to pick up exclusive physical releases from a multitude of artists including, M83, Nirvana, The Shins, and The White Stripes. These records will be [...]
“I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.” -Thomas Hood Yes, the changing, falling leaves and the revival of the Pumpkin Spice Latte say it all—Autumn is upon us. But come on, Thomas Hood, we don’t need to listen to silence! How boring is that? Here’s a [...]
Everybody needs a chill playlist. A group of songs that you can just sit back, relax and maybe even fall asleep to. Well it’s your lucky day. Enjoy this mixtape. 1. Cicadas and Gulls – Feist: Feist shows up on a lot of my mixers; it never ceases to amaze me how I can find a [...]
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